I’m such a huge fan of Ina Garten – I own all her cook books, record almost all of her cooking shows and am just in LOVE with her gorgeous Hamptons home and barnyard kitchen. Now, I am even moreso obsessed since I discovered she’s never had any formal chef training ! Her desire to cook basically rooted from inspiration and wanting to cook amazing dishes for her family and her loving husband, who she’d known since she was 15. She basically just taught herself and began her career through a variety of business outlets including a gourmet food store. AND, get this, she actually holds an MBA from George Washington University, and then worked as a White House nuclear policy analyst.